It's certainly better than prolly the last Six movies and it didn't feel like trudging through Heather Langencamp Rice pudding at all..
I enjoyed the story, the characters and the new more Flesh based cenobites were smooth flayed and unsettling in a good way.
Obviously it's going to tread similar territory but hey
"It's a box of tricks with chains"
I'd watch more if they make them and not since the first two movies have I felt engaged with pretty much all the characters.